This has been a season of severe tornados: Tuscaloosa, Alabama, Joplin, Missouri, Minneapolis, Minnesota, the Oklahoma City area, including El Reno. Severe storms in the Dallas area, and so many areas in the south mid-west.
This is devastating. There are no words to describe how incredibly horrific this has been. We are grateful that there is a network of volunteers and emergency aid agencies who are able to respond to help: National Guard http://www.nationalguard.com/; American Red Cross http://american.redcross.org/site/PageServer?pagename=ntld_main ; Salvation Army http://www.salvationarmyusa.org/usn/www_usn_2.nsf, FEMA http://www.fema.gov/; and the Department of Homeland Security http://www.dhs.gov/index.shtm.
The TV broadcast talked about hope and "we will be better." That is the human condition: that we will be better. We can only hope.